From high school I remember a story about a child orphaned and found by a wizard who takes and raises him. The wizard slept with the child till he became older.

The child later on goes out finds a sword in the hands of a skeleton sitting on a throne. He is unable to wield the weapon and is taken by a prince. In the end he fights an evil lord and he takes the blade back, killing the evil lord. The blade is on fire.

Forgive me but my memory is off in some ways.

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    Are you asking for a title? Was it a book, movie, cartoon? – Andres F. Oct 14 '13 at 4:26
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    These are all pretty generic fantasy tropes - to me it sounds a bit like The Sword of Shannara, but it could just as easily be something else... – PhilPursglove Oct 14 '13 at 11:24
  • That could almost fit Conan the Barbarian, couldn't it? – Force Flow Oct 14 '13 at 14:40
  • possible duplicate of scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/142225/… (which is newer but is confirmed by OP comment) – Otis Oct 4 '16 at 21:25
  • @Otis - Yeah, but it seems as the OP has not confirmed this one, so it can’t be closed (yet). – Adamant Oct 5 '16 at 20:11

The Chronicles of Prydain fits all of those criteria, specifically the first book The Book of Three.

The boy is Taran, raised by the wizard Dallben, who finds the sword Dyrnwyn, held by a skeleton in the catacombs beneath Spiral Castle, etc, etc.

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